The tour for Polly Moller and Company began last night with out kick-off show at 1510 8th Street in Oakland:
We were a trio last night, rather than a quartet. Guitarist Bill Wolter joins us tomorrow for the trip north.
I also performed a solo set to open the evening:
(Photo by Polly Moller)
Once again, I am playing the ektar (single-string instrument).
This is the first performance in which I used two laptops (both PC and Mac), mainly because not everything I wanted to use last night ran on a single system. I also took advantage of the excellent piano present at 1510. I improvised against the electronics, trying to match the timbre and “vague pitches” – the piano was also picked up by the mic for processing. And I opened the set with a brief rendition of “Alley Cat” (which has been stuck in my head after the bad kitty chaos festival from a couple of weekends back).
I will be doing another solo set for our show in Astoria, Oregon.